A Grammar of Luwo: An anthropological approach by Anne Storch

By Anne Storch

This publication is an outline of Luwo, a Western Nilotic language of South Sudan. Luwo is utilized by multilingual, dynamic groups of perform as one language between others that shape person and versatile repertoires. it's a language that serves as a way of expressing the Self, as a medium of artwork and self-actualization, and occasionally as a medium of writing. it really is spoken in the house and in public areas, by means of rather huge numbers of people that establish themselves as Luwo and as contributors of all types of different teams. for you to offer insights into those dynamic and numerous realities of Luwo, this e-book includes either a concise description and research of the linguistic gains and buildings of Luwo, and an method of the anthropological linguistics of this language. The latter is gifted within the type of separate chapters on ownership, quantity, experiencer buildings, spatial orientation, notion and cognition. In all sections of this learn, sociolinguistic info is equipped anywhere this can be important and attainable, distinct info at the semantics of grammatical beneficial properties and buildings is given, and discussions of theory-oriented methods to varied linguistic beneficial properties of Luwo are awarded.

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20) /kàrnɪ́ɪn ́ ɔ́/ ‘sleeping place’, /lɛ́ɛ̀m/ ‘jaws’, /t ɔ̪ ́ɔĺ / ‘rope’, /paábʊ́ʊŕ / ‘Pabur area’, /yii/ ‘breathe’, /ákeelo/ ‘girl born after twins’, /ʔʌʌm/ ‘thigh’, /jòkoor/ ‘watchmen’, /ábúuk/ ‘girl called after wife of a god’ C. Vowel Sequences The only vowel sequences that occur consist of front plus back or high plus low vowels. Other types are not attested, and wherever sequences of a low plus a high vowel could occur, an epenthetic glide is inserted between the two vowels. 2 Suprasegmental phonology Besides the segmental phonemes, various suprasegmental features play a role in Luwo, namely tone and stress.

First Chapter 1. Introduction  of all, it could provide a first basis for a more diversified approach to Luwo and other Western Nilotic languages. Then, as more than 50% of all Africans today reside in large towns and urban spaces, and as differences between “village” and “town” blur considerably, it is important to include in a study of a language such as Luwo data from such “modern”, anti-traditionalist contexts. Luwo is, at least, a modern and globally present language used by an appreciable number of speakers in diverse contexts and places.

It does, however, contain large passages of Luwo texts. Today, this collection of materials serves as an insightful . The volume is difficult to find, but was finally retrieved by Don Killian, who was so kind as to make his copy available to me. . 1904–1990. Born in Imola, Santandrea joined the Comboni Mission at Verona in 1927. He was sent to Wau in the Sudan in 1928 and remained there until 1936, and then stayed in Dem Zubeir until 1955 (Contran 1991). His many contributions to the history, languages and cultures of the Bahr el-Ghazal belong to the Comboni Mission’s most prolific contributions to African Studies.

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